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October 2019

NULab/DSG Visiting Scholar: Asko Nivala

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons, 215 Snell Library
Boston , MA 02115 United States

Asko Nivala, a NULab/DSG Visiting Scholar, will present his project: "Romantic Cartographies: Lived and Imagined Space in English and German Romantic Texts, 1790-1840." His project analyzes the “spatiality of Romantic texts by reconstructing geographic maps they implied.” The goals of the project include building a database of place names from these texts which can be used for spatial visualization and continued research by future scholars.  Attendees will learn about the project and Nivala’s research on the spatial networks of important places…

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NULab/DSG Fall Welcome

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Snell Library (Room 90, Basement), 360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Join the Digital Scholarship Group (Northeastern University Library) and the NULab for Texts, Maps and Networks (College of Social Sciences and Humanities) for our annual kickoff event! It will be in Room 90 in Snell Library on October 30, 3–5pm. The Scholarship Celebration will feature a keynote speech by Dr. Laura Nelson, associate professor of sociology at Northeastern University. Dr. Nelson's talk, entitled Machine Learning is Feminist, will argue that "machine learning can not only be used in feminist ways, it is, down to…

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November 2019

Misinformation Speaker Series: Miriam Metzger, University of California, Santa Barbara

November 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
11th Floor, 177 Huntington, 177 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Please join us for a talk by Miriam Metzger, Professor, Comm & Info Technologies, Department of Communication, UCSB. She will be presenting, "How Bad is Fake News? Motivations for Sharing Misinformation Online." Co-sponsored with the Department of Communication Studies and the Shorenstein Center.  This event is part of the Misinformation Speaker Series, co-sponsored by the NULab and the Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy.  Lunch will be served before the talk at 12:30pm on the…

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Neighborhood Matters: Commemorating the Centennial of the 1919 Boston Police Strike

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Snell Library (Room 90, Basement), 360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States

This event sponsored by Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections.  Join the Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections in welcoming Joanne Riley, Interim Dean of University Libraries at University of Massachusetts Boston, to present on the work behind The 1919 Boston Police Strike Project, a collaborative crowd-fueled research project between the Boston Police Department Archives, the University of Massachusetts Boston, the Boston City Archives, volunteer researchers, and family members of men who participated in the strike. The 1919 Boston Police Strike Project aims to document and…

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GIS Day 2019

November 13

Please join us as we celebrate GIS Day 2019! The Digital Scholarship Group, Research Data Services, and the NULab will co-sponsor several local events as part of international celebration of geographic information systems (GIS) technology. More details coming soon! Co-sponsored with the Digital Scholarship Group and Research Data Services. 

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NU Books from the NULab

November 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Alumni Center, Northeastern, 716 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Please join us for a discussion and reception featuring several NULab faculty members who have recently published books. We will have a series of brief presentations and a discussion, followed by a reception. This event will feature an exciting group of books and authors: Moya Bailey, Assistant Professor of Cultures, Societies, and Global Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice, co-authored with Sarah J. Jackson and Brooke Foucault Welles Julia Flanders, NULab Interim…

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NULab Seedling Research Presentation: Briony Swire-Thompson

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Digital Scholarship Commons, 215 Snell Library
Boston , MA 02115 United States

Please join us for a talk by Briony Swire-Thompson, postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University's Network Science Institute. Swire-Thompson will present results from her NULab-supported project: "The prevalence of backfire effects after the correction of misinformation." Check back soon for more information! RSVP here: https://northeastern.libcal.com/event/5753392 This event is part of the Digital Humanities Open Office Hours series and is co-sponsored with the Digital Scholarship Group. 

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